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Make a holiday rental cottage or private house to rent in Fife, Scotland your home away from home

The Kingdom of Fife, Scotland has been the home of Scottish monarchs for centuries. The attractions of Fife are multiple, but it is the fantastic golf courses which have been the main draw to private houses to rent in Fife in recent years. One of the smallest regions in Scotland, Fife measures just 50 miles across at its widest point, yet manages to encompass some absolutely beautiful and varied landscapes within its boundaries.

Things to do in Fife, Scotland

Fife, Scotland is known as the ‘home of golf’. There are more than 40 courses available from any of the Fife holiday cottages available for rent. Playing the beautifully landscaped golf courses are among the most popular things to do in Fife, from the windswept links courses that run along the shores of Fife to the heath and parkland courses, including the famous fairways of Scotland’s best loved course, St Andrews. Any golfer will be ecstatic at the opportunity to play Scotland’s most famous golf courses from a picturesque holiday cottage in Fife, especially those with a love for the history of the game.

The attractions of Fife property are not limited to the fairways and green by any means. The coast of Fife is wonderfully windswept and wild, beautifully underdeveloped and rich in wildlife and formed by a string of beautiful geological formations. The long Fife Coastal Path, which runs along much of the coastline, offers sensational walking for anyone staying in a private house to rent in Fife, from serious walkers and hikers to those looking to enjoy a casual and scenic stroll after a good lunch. Grey seals, sharks and even basking sharks can be seen off the coast during the summer months, with flocks of seabirds, including puffins, calling the islands of Inchcolm and Inchkeith in Fife home.

There are very few activities in Fife that do not excel. From a holiday cottage in Fife, visitors can enjoy cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, sea kayaking off road driving and even a host of water sports from windsurfing to water skiing. If you have taken a self catering Fife property for a family holiday, keeping children happy, enthusiastic and active couldn’t be any easier! The black sand beaches of Aberdour and the golden sands of Billow Ness and Elie Harbour mean that the warm summer days can be happily spent on the beach from a private house to rent in Fife. Beach fishing also excels in the region, and if you would like any information on beach fishing in Fife, plenty is available from both locals and tackle shops throughout the region.

Culture is never far from a Fife holiday cottage either. The whole landscape is awash with historic Fife houses, castles and palaces, as well as imposing cathedrals, ancient abbeys and intriguing towers. There are also no less than fife nature reserves in Fife, perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Places to visit on holiday to Fife, Scotland

Dunfermline was the capital of Scotland for over 5 centuries, and remains the second largest town in Scotland. Much of the history of Scotland is inextricably linked to Dunfermline, and visitors can visit the grave of Robert the Bruce, the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey and the wonderful St Margaret’s Cave.

Perthshire, where the Highlands meet the lowlands is an area also well worth exploring from Fife accommodation.

Weather in Fife, Scotland

The climate of Fife is great during the summer, with sunny days making beach fishing in Fife, lazy days on the beach and walking the coastal paths a very memorable experience. During the winter and spring months, the weather can be a little unpredictable, so if you are playing a round of golf from your Fife cottage, an umbrella should be packed into your golf bag!

Cheap flights to Fife, Scotland

Fife is well connected to the rest of Europe, with Edinburgh Airport (EDI) just 10 miles outside Dunfermline. There are excellent road and rail connections too, meaning that private houses to rent in Fife are easily reached from anywhere in the UK.


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Superb - spacious and well equipped

5 of 5
We had a short stay here while attending a wedding. There were five adults and the accommodation was excellent. Interior decor was wonderful and it felt like we were in a real home and not a holiday let. Very clean and well maintained. Would love to come back in the future for a longer stay.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2018

Superb hideaway with fabulous views.

5 of 5
This was a real gem of a place. To be honest, we weren't expecting too much from it when we booked it. The photographs made it looked just a little cramped, and we thought that being above a chip shop would mean it would be noisy and perhaps a little smelly. And we were a little concerned too that the stairs would be steep and dingy. But we were completely blown away when we arrived - it was simply superb. Ian and Caryl gave us a very warm and friendly welcome, and talked us through all the appliances and features. As it was the Christmas week we had booked, they had also thoughtfully decorated the apartment in a festive manner - not over-the-top, but in an understated but appropriate fashion. They also kindly left us a warming present of a bottle of wine, which went down a treat a couple of hours later. The flat is absolutely lovely. It is warm and cosy and has a very friendly feel to it. The lounge is spacious and is well laid out. It is not a bright room, as it has a large natural stone wall with a massive fireplace in it, which makes it more of a cosy winter room than a bright modern one. Just off the lounge is a dining room with a large table and 4 chairs, and beyond this is the kitchen. This is really a dining-kitchen, as it also has a small bistro table in it, but is nevertheless a spacious and well-equipped room. The master bedroom is large and tastefully decorated, with a new and surprisingly modern bathroom attached to it, which is simply enormous. At the rear of the apartment is the second bedroom, which is perfectly adequate as a second double bedroom. And finally, there is a long hall at the rear of the apartment, from which a separate toilet/shower room can be accessed and which also leads out to the rear door and stairs. But the one thing that features most prominently here, and which I haven't mentioned so far, is the views from the flat. The lounge, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom all have the most amazing view of the harbour and the sea beyond. And because the flat is on the second floor, the views really are superb. Because we were there over the Christmas period, the was a large community Christmas tree on the harbour-side, just outside the entrance to the flat. At night, it was simply beautiful. And to make it even more festive, many of the boats moored in the harbour had Christmas lights attached to the rigging - at dusk, it was truly spectacular. We enjoyed our stay there enormously. This was a real gem.
  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2017